The second week of Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival (TBBHF/The Festival) continues. TBBHF is commemorating once again Black Heritage month including Martin Luther King with ten days of cultural events that feature speakers, musicians, artists, poets and crafts.
The Festival with this year's theme Celebrating the Heart and Soul of Tampa Bay started Wednesday, January 16 and ends Saturday the 26th with different activities planned throughout Tampa Bay. It traditionally begins the weekend before and concludes the weekend after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s holiday to promote diversity and culture providing children and adults an opportunity to increase their awareness of African and African-American culture and history.
The first week of events can be found at Celebrate and learn during Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival events.
Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival events from January 20 - 26:
Sunday January 20, 2013
Gospel Jazz Sunday - Featuring Tampa’s national recording artists Eric Darius and Nathan Mitchell along with additional artists and groups for a day of entertaining, inspirational and joyful music at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Even starts at 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m.
Black Girls ROCK Party - Featuring Mz DJ Tone of Chicago at Skateworld, 7510 Paula Drive from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Plant City MLK Leadership Breakfast - Guest speaker Elder Joe Nathan Halman Jr.from 7:30 a.m. until 9 a.m. at Plant City Hillsborough Community College Trinkle Building, 106 Park Road in Plant City. Cost is $25.00 must RSVP before January 17. Additional information contact William Thomas at 813-757-6760 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 21
Golf Classic Fundraiser - Quail Hollow Golf Course, 6225 Old Pasco Road at Wesley Chapel with 8:30 a.m. tee. For sponsor information and to register go to Tampa Bay Black Heritage.
TOBA Leadership Breakfast - Starting at 6:45 a.m. with guest speaker Delano Stewart at Hyatt Regency Downtown, 211 N. Tampa St. Cost $30 individual or $500 for a corporate table of 10. For additional information contact TOBAmember@gmail.com
Tuesday, January 22
Heritage Living History Exhibit Reception - Exhibit of two American black civil rights pioneer workers Harry T. Moore and his wife Harriette Vyda Simms Moore from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kotler Art Gallery, John F. Germany Publice Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive.
Wednesday, January 23
Heritage Leadeship Luncheon - Guest speaker Shirley Sherrod from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The University Area Community Development Center, 14013 North 22nd Street. Cost $10 per individual plus $1 online processing fee or $125 for a table of 8 plus $5 online processing fee. Register online at event registration or mail check payable to: TBBHF, PO Box 16622, Tampa, FL 33687.
Thursday, January 24
Genealogy Brown Bag Luncheon - Luncheon discussion about Migration starting at 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Dr. Walter L. Smith Library, 905 North Albany Avenue.
Heritage Theatre Night - Guest speaker Reverend Dr. Calvin Sylvester Morris from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street.
Saturday, January 26
Black Business Bus Tour - The tour's purpose is to showcase and encourage the investment of black dollars back into the community by supporting local Black owned businesses. Tour is from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For additional information call 813-394-6363. Seating is limited.
For additional information on any of the events listed visit Tampa Bay Black Heritage Festival's website.
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